Social Conservatism After Masterpiece Cakeshop

Religious liberty is a losing game.

After a winter of discontent, social and religious conservatives had reason to cheer on Monday when the Supreme Court ruled for Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop. A Colorado civil-rights commission charged Phillips with violating state anti-discrimination laws after he refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. But a 7-2 majority on the high court held that the commission had trammeled Phillips’s right to religious freedom under the First Amendment. When the celebrations are over, though, the religious right must resolve the bigger questions facing it.

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Social Conservatism After Masterpiece Cakeshop

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